Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for MPLS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MPLS over the 6 months to 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 90 89
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 -13
Contract jobs citing MPLS 4 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.28% 0.55% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.17% 3.20% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 7
Birmingham median daily rate £313 £288 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% -20.14% -24.21%
10th Percentile £292 £275 £268
90th Percentile £335 £394 £448
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £360
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - £13.50 -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £13.95 -

MPLS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 184 281 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 12.97% 17.22% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 204 128
Birmingham median daily rate £360 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £180 £154 £221
90th Percentile £488 £500 £540
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 12
Birmingham median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +7.14% -9.68%
10th Percentile £16.32 £10.75 £10.18
90th Percentile £40.55 £41.15 £26.90
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £30.16 £15.21
% change year-on-year -45.28% +98.23% -13.07%

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Birmingham

MPLS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MPLS in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Birmingham

MPLS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) VoIP
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) Wireless
3 2 (50.00%) OSPF
3 2 (50.00%) BGP
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) CCIE
3 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Change Management
3 2 (50.00%) Email Filtering
4 1 (25.00%) HSRP
4 1 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (25.00%) Converged Networks
4 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications

MPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) VoIP
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) BGP
3 2 (50.00%) OSPF
3 2 (50.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) Converged Networks
4 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (25.00%) HSRP
4 1 (25.00%) Internet
4 1 (25.00%) RTP
4 1 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (25.00%) SDH
4 1 (25.00%) SNMP
4 1 (25.00%) SSL
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) LAN Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Network Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Network Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Telephony Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Change Management
1 2 (50.00%) Email Filtering
1 2 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (25.00%) Network Design
2 1 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) CCIE
2 2 (50.00%) CCNA
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) BC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (25.00%) CCDA
3 1 (25.00%) CCDP
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (25.00%) F5
2 1 (25.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper